Tag Archives: Total Theatre Artists as Writers

Risk Assessment

April 9th, 2021 by

What happens when crisis takes centre-stage? Lila Robirosa reflects on the challenges of making autobiographical work based on your own trauma The past year for me has been one distinctly lacking in crisis. (Now there’s a first line to an article you didn’t expect to read in 2021, a year on from the first UK […]

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Censored Cunts

April 4th, 2021 by

Where does agency end and voyeurism begin? Performance artist Eloina Haines explores censorship, ownership, and what happens when the physical performer is absent and only the online image remains.   Valentine’s Day 2020. I am towering over a sweaty audience in the equally sweaty Vaults tunnels in London. Two male performers, attached to my wrists […]

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The Curse of The Serious Artist

March 19th, 2021 by

Toxic or what? Tom Brennan – director, writer and co-founder of The Wardrobe Ensemble – muses on fragile masculinity in art-making  When I was a teenager, I was, quite frankly, a brilliant actor. And I bloody knew it. I was excellent in the way that teenage boys are excellent at acting. I was brooding and […]

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A Collaboration with Time

March 15th, 2021 by

Does time bend longer around a hand holding itself than a hand holding a stick? American artist and musician Katy Pinke has had plenty of time over the past year to reflect on – time ‘There!  Out it boomed. First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air.’  Virginia Woolf, […]

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The Two-Metre Rule

February 22nd, 2021 by

Can immersive theatre get too close? Maddie Haynes reflects on intimacy and the artist’s duty of care towards the audience  ‘You look like you’d be into something different.’ It’s the middle of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, and two men in dark suits named Harold and Arthur hand me a flyer. They tell me that, to […]

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